Just when you thought you'd met them all...
Name: Ben Barrett
Position: Offensive Line
Hometown: Manlius, NY
High School: Christian Brothers Academy
2011 Stats: N/A
2012 Projections: Redshirt. 'Tis the life of a freshman offensive lineman.
How'd He Get Here?: He's a local kid from an Orange family. Scott Shafer came in with an early offer, and Barrett became the second commit of his class, after the eternally-almost-Orangeman Myles Davis. Syracuse was his only offer, but he had interest from Akron (natch) and Penn State.
Scout/Rivals Said: Two-stars all around.
"Ever since I was little my dream was to play in the Carrier Dome," he said. "It’s the right place for me."
Links of Wonder: Syracuse.com on Barrett's commitment to SU.
What Does Marrone Think?: I don't know, why don't you ask him?
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Ben's dad J. Patrick Barrett is a Syracuse University trustee . Let's hope that Ben doesn't wake up and decide he wants to play quarterback one day...
Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya: ...with bonus footage of Macky MacPherson looking on disapprovingly as his brother Cam signs his LOI to Georgetown.
Five CBA brothers sign letters, one with SU (via CNYCentralNews)